ReadySetAuction Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Auction software for silent, live, mobile, & online auctions

4.5/5 (6 reviews)

ReadySetAuction overview

ReadySetAuction is a fully web-based auction software that empowers staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations to run silent, live, mobile, online fundraiser auctions cost effectively, themselves.

The software has been designed for use by non-profit organizations of any size, in any sector, looking to use auctions as a fundraising channel. ReadySetAuction helps staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations - including schools & universities, faith-based groups, sports teams, humanitarian organizations, animal welfare societies, and workplace giving campaigns - to become fundraising auctioneers with no previous experience.

Alongside auction management capabilities, ReadySetAuction includes features for donation and attendee tracking, catalog printing, sponsorship management, fundraising goal tracking, table assignment and meal choice management, mobile bidding, multiple auction check-out options, and email receipts.

ReadySetAuction has so far helped to raise over $250 million hosting silent, live, mobile, and online fundraiser auctions.


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ReadySetAuction screenshot: Use the ReadySetAuction setup wizard to create and manage auctions, donations, donors, packages, and biddersGetting Started & Getting HelpReadySetAuction screenshot: Track donors, gifts, auction items, sponsorships, donations, and more in ReadySetAuctionReadySetAuction screenshot: Track seats associated with sponsorships and tablesReadySetAuction screenshot: Sell fundraising event tickets onlineReadySetAuction screenshot: Track all tickets sold and record incoming RSVPsReadySetAuction screenshot: Group donations into 'baskets' with ReadySetAuction's packaging toolReadySetAuction screenshot: Print or email donor receipts depending on preferencesReadySetAuction screenshot: Assign guests to tables and specify their meal choices as RSVPs are receivedReadySetAuction screenshotReadySetAuction screenshot: Preview mobile bidding sites / eCatalogs as they are built, to understand how they'll appear to bidders on mobile devicesReadySetAuction screenshot: Showcase auction items and sponsors with a leaderboard slideshowReadySetAuction screenshot: Offer risk-free or 'buy-it-now' auction itemsReadySetAuction screenshot: Enable bidders to self-checkout, with receipts sent via emailReadySetAuction screenshot: Allow bidders to check-out and pay from their phones by credit card or PayPalReadySetAuction screenshot: Generate sales, activity, analysis, accounting, and data exchange reportsReadySetAuction screenshot: Create eCatalogs and receive bids online with ReadySetAuctionReadySetAuction screenshot: Generate, print and export bidder status reports

ReadySetAuction reviews


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Value for money
Ease of use
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Sarah Thrasher

Organized data and payments give donors / bidders confidence and give staff sanity. Worth the $.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Capterra

ReadySetAuction has enabled us to raise money for significant growth projects at our school.ReadySetAuction allowed me to lead a team of excellent high school students to complete our auction checkout very quickly, after only a couple of short training meetings (1 hr or less). Data entry also went very quickly and with minimal errors, thanks to good software design. ReadySetAuction allows many people to share the load of data entry, check in and checkout. It is not 100% foolproof but has good safeguards. It has all the features I needed to manage and present our auction data and take payments. The instant email receipts are my favorite feature, because they are useful and look professional to our guests. This system is very well designed and has been tested over years with many customers. We have had no serious problems in 3 years of use... no lost data or payments. Thankful for reliability! For 3 years we used the Complete plan (paper bid sheets, self checkout option), and it has gone so well that we are hoping to upgrade to mobile bidding next year!

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Sherry Graham

After learning the software, it made managing our fundraiser extremely easier.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-30
Review Source: Capterra

Made the entire organization of the event run smoother. Ease in reconciliation, integrity of guest information, totally painless check-out and closing out the event.Guests registering online so that their contact information was entered by them. The receipt feature of the system is fantastic! They could send us notes on any dietary restrictions, request a specific table, etc. The management of the credit card transactions at check-in and especially at check-out was terrific! I was able to wrap up our event in less than a half day when typically it took several days to close-out. We received many compliments from our guests on the ease of check-out. Also liked the process for tracking donations and having the ability to package them into one single package with the automatic fair market value calculated. I was ready to step down (mostly because of the hectic check-out and reconciliation process) from my chair responsibilities after managing five previous Galas manually. I researched and found ReadySetAuction and said that I'd give it another year. I have to say, it almost made it fun. It certainly reduced my stress level!

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Janine Ziegler

Mind blowing

Used other for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

Saved us time and money!Just about EVERYTHING! My company switched from Greater Giving to ReadySetAuction this year for our Fall Festival and Silent Auction and what a difference did it make. RSA saved me so much time this year, all I had to do was put the correct information in and the software did everything else for me (no more days of having to type the same information 3 different times in 3 different places). This software is EXTREMELY user friendly, their customer service is top notch and the price is right. Another benefit for me was it's compatible with DonorPerfect! I would highly recommend this to anyone!

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Randy Crow

Overall, very positive.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

Organizational improvement, improved event management and customer enjoyment. Would not do an auction again without it. It provides a good overall framework for managing an auction. There are little things that can be and in fact are being done by their design staff to simplify processes which encourages me even more about using the software next year. The event showcase was great and the general organizational focus of the software was very helpful. I am sure with a year under our belts it will be even better next year! The Highly recommend to anyone!

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Highly recommend ReadySetAuction

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

This is my 11th year using ReadySetAuction - I love it! I'm able to integrate past events into the current one which allows me to not have to re-enter repeat guests every year! Customer service is great - they take your suggestions for improvement seriously and have implemented many of my suggestions. And the price is right - you don't pay a %age of your revenue!

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ReadySetAuction pricing

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All pricing bundles include non-concurrent unlimited events for one year:

Essentials: $1,099/year

Select: $1,499/year

Complete: $1,999/year

ReadySetAuction features

Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Reporting & Statistics

A/B Testing (152 other apps)
API (410 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (228 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (199 other apps)
Campaign Management (187 other apps)
Content Management (189 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (214 other apps)
Engagement Analytics (179 other apps)
Monitoring (190 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (159 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (156 other apps)
Real Time Data (147 other apps)
Social Media Integration (233 other apps)
Social Network Marketing (143 other apps)
Tagging (145 other apps)
Third Party Integration (228 other apps)

Additional information for ReadySetAuction

Key features of ReadySetAuction

  • Absentee bidding
  • Reserve price
  • Proxy bidding
  • Buy now option
  • Auction Website
  • Online bidding
  • Phone bidding
  • Silent auction
  • Live auction
  • Nonprofit / fundraising
  • Auction management
  • Bid & bidder management
  • Buyer notifications
  • Inventory management
  • Online auction management
  • Mobile bidding
  • Online ticket & sponsorship sales
  • Self-checkout
  • Auction event invitations & reminders
  • Attendee management
  • Guest management
  • Ready-to-print product catalog
  • RSVP tracking
  • Auction event scheduling
  • Website hosting
  • Receipt management
  • Credit card processing
  • Reporting
  • Sales reporting
  • Data import /export
  • Guest check-in / check-out
  • Multiple user accounts
  • User access controls
  • Table assignation
  • Bid sheet, catalog, display sheet, & certificate printing
  • eCatalog preview
  • Brandable website
  • Online auction product catalog
  • Product catalog integration
  • Anonymous bidding
  • Pre-auction bidder registration
  • Email notifications
  • SMS integration
  • Leaderboard
  • Sales tax calculation
  • Secure data storage
  • Fundraising goal setting / tracking
  • PCI DSS compliant credit card processing
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Up to 50 committee staff members can be added to the staff roster, and invited to set up individual accounts, with administrators able to control each user's access to the ReadySetAuction Control Center.

Auction guests can choose from three bidding strategies: standard bidding, robot-assisted bidding, and "win-it-now" bidding, and are immediately notified if they've been outbid (or won) with color-coded icons, email, or SMS text message.

With ReadySetAuction's JumpStart packages, an organization pays for the package only after the auction is completed and the money has been collected from the winning bidder. If the package isn't sold, the organization doesn’t pay for it.

Guest credit card information can be captured and stored securely at check-in so that at the end of an auction, guests can simply collect their winnings and leave. Their cards will be charged by the non-profit committee after the event.

Depending on set preferences, ReadySetAuction can automatically email bidders their receipts - which include the organization’s tax ID and a list of won / purchased items, their price, and their value - saving time, money, and paper.